Tom Steyer qualifies for December debate

Tom Steyer has qualified for the debate to be hosted by POLITICO and PBS. | John Bazemore, File/AP Photo


12/03/2019 09:00 AM EST

Updated: 12/03/2019 01:50 PM EST

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Tom Steyer’s campaign says he has qualified for the December Democratic presidential primary debate, making the billionaire activist the sixth active candidate to do so.

To qualify, candidates need to hit either 4 percent in four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee or 6 percent in two polls in early nominating states and get contributions from 200,000 donors. Steyer’s campaign announced that he crossed the 200,000 donor threshold on Tuesday; he had already achieved the requisite number of qualifying polls.

Steyer joins five other candidates who have qualified for the debate: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Candidates have until Dec. 12 to qualify for the debate, which will be hosted by POLITICO and PBS NewsHour.

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